Paint or wallpaper? Wanna know which one is better for you?

Regularly when we renovate flat we keep on asking similar old question – is it easier to paint those walls or wallpaper them? I read tons of articles on that issue. I spoke to friends who love wallpaper. But I also talked with colleagues who are genuinely big fans of paint. The conclusion may be – there is no 1 right answer. Both solutions are suitable for a certain group of people. To choose the option that works best for you and your wall, you would better consider a few factors.


Autor: Bernal Saborio

I am going to introduce them briefly in that article. Firstly, you should check (if you have not earlier done it) what is the state of the wall. If the wall is not smooth or cracked, the paint will not manage to camouflage those shortcomings. So, the paint on the wall will look just badly. Choosing thick wallpaper will be much better and more effective choice in this case. Second, you should keep in mind the future revision of the design. Changing the color of paint will be more painless to implement. In the case of better paint, you don’t even need to wipe the old color – it is enough to paint wall with the new color. Consequently, if you want to modify color of the walls frequently, painting can be more comfortable for you. You should also ask yourself, what kind of pattern you would like to see on the wall. If you are interested in simple colors or repetitive patterns, then you can use either paint or wallpaper – If you would like to have on the wall a picture with a large, complicated pattern, the wallpaper would be more appropriate. If you are avid backpacker, presumably you would enjoy map mural.

map murals


If your son is a football follower, he would absolutely like to receive stadium wallpaper. Nonetheless, the official living room will probably look better with simple colour. Another necessary issue is cost of paint and wallpaper. However, in this case it is almost impossible to generalize, since prices differ and significantly depend on the particular kind of wallpaper or paint. The best solution for checking that is to compare different products from a price range that you are interested in. To sum up, the choice between paint and wallpaper widely depends on the state of your walls, your taste, the type of room as well as on the sum of money you want to spend on this.